Born in Germany in 1979, Daniel Sannwald is emerging as one of the true original voices in contemporary photography. In a landscape dominated by referential and repetitive imagery, Daniel is establishing a strong and recognizable signature that is already catching the attention of some of the most influential trendsetters in the fashion and photography industries. His surrealistic and hauntingly beautiful images speak of a world were Fashion and Art meet to reveal a unique narrative. Daniel studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp (MA Honours) and is now based in London.
Daniel regularly contributes to some of the most influential fashion magazines - 032c, 10 Men, Arena Homme +, Dazed & Confused, i-D, PoP Magazine, V Magazine and Vogue Uk, Vogue Germany, Vogue Russia, Vogue Italy ,Vogue Hommes Japan and Teen Vogue Daniel directed videos for artists such as Arca, Kelela, John Legend, M.I.A. and Rihanna. i-D Magazine wrote: “Daniel Sannwald takes spellbinding pictures. An outstanding Image-maker, his visionary techniques are paving the way forward for the next generation of fashion photographers. Daniel dreams up hyperreal, conceptual shoots which continually blend the existential line between fantasy and reality. His creative references are always complex, intelligent, intriguing and totally original, and his ascents to recognition has been steady and totally well-deserved.“
For Daniel Sannwald art has always been the manner he understands the world and expresses himself in it. To share this vision with others has always been one of his priorities, not only through his artistic practice but also through teaching. Since he was very young he gave art classes to handicapped and autistic children, and he has long been working with the elderly, making very dear friends.
Workshops in renowned art universities are also common practice to him.
Acknowledging the social importance of these creative processes led him to develop unu o unu, a non-profit organisation where several artists guide workshops to varying groups in society.